50 happy facts to get you in the mood for life

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50 happy facts to get you in the

mood for life

 

 

This is a fab list of things you probably didn’t know.. but are very interesting and nice 🙂

  1. Penguins have one mate for the whole of their lives. They “propose” by giving their mate a pebble.
  2. Cows have best friends.
  3. Not one of your direct ancestors died childless.
  4. Cuddling releases Oxytocin which helps speed healing and recovery from physical wounds.
  5. Otters hold hands when sleeping so they don’t drift away from each other.
  6. The last man to walk on the Moon, Eugene Cernan wrote his daughters initials there. They’ll last 50,000 years at the very least.
  7. There’s a type of jellyfish that lives forever.
  8. We now have less crime, a lower death rate and longer life expectancy than at any other time in human history.
  9. The clitoris has 8000 nerve fibres, double that of the penis, and is the only organ in the body, which has evolved purely for pleasure.
  10. Every year the Netherlands sends 20,000 tulip bulbs to Canada to thank them for their aid in the Second World War.
  11. Rats giggle when you tickle them. Their voices are so high-pitched you need special equipment to hear them, but when you do, their laughs are immediately evident.
  12. Sea horses mate for life, are completely faithful and travel together by holding on to each others tails.
  13. If you say “my cocaine” you sound like Michael Caine saying his own name.
  14. Male puppies, when playing with female puppies, will let the female win. Gentlemen puppies.
  15. The majority of children born in Europe in 2013 will live to see the year 2100.
  16. Seeing somebody else smile actually makes you happier.
  17. Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.
  18. There are folk out there who are ombrophiles – they have a passionate love for rain.
  19. No matter how old you are there will always be an incredible new food for you try.
  20. The name for a group of porcupines is a prickle.
  21. Smallpox is completely extinct. No one else will ever die from it again.
  22. Pigs’ orgasms last for 30 minutes.
  23. Sloths only leave their tree once a week, to pee and poo.
  24. At the time of your birth, you were, for a few seconds, the youngest person on the planet.
  25. Cows produce the most milk when listening to the song Everybody Hurts by REM.
  26. Someone somewhere is losing their virginity right now.
  27. Baby rabbits are called kittens.
  28. Baby puffins are called pufflings.
  29. Worms communicate by snuggling.
  30. With our horseless carriages (cars), space travel, speed of light communication, cloning, lasers, connection to people worldwide, flying robots, we are living in the future people dreamed of.
  31. A group of flamingos is called a flamboyance.
  32. Cancer death rates are down 20% in past 20 years.
  33. Every year, millions of trees grow thanks to squirrels forgetting where they buried their nuts.
  34. On the day of his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr. had a pillow-fight in his motel room.
  35. The Beatles used the word “love” 613 times throughout their career.
  36. The chances of you (as opposed to someone else) being born is about 1 in 40 million.
  37. The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We’re all made of star dust.
  38. Canada is an Indian word meaning “Big Village”.
  39. Iguanas, koalas and Komodo dragons all have two penises
  40. Just like humans, British cows moo in regional accents.
  41. John Cleese’s father’s surname was Cheese. Cleese grew up 10miles from Cheddar and his best friend at school was called Barney Butter.
  42. Under extreme high pressure, diamonds can be made from peanut butter.
  43. Tintin is called Tantan in Japanese because TinTinis pronounced ‘Chin chin’ and means penis.
  44. In 1881, there were only six men in Britain called Derek.
  45. Only 4 Clives and 13 Trevors were born in the UK in 2011.
  46. Everyone knows the dog in the movie “Wizard of Oz” as Toto, the dogs actual name given to it by it’s master was Terry.
  47. Approximately one fifth of all the publications from Japan are comic books.
  48. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
  49. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.
  50. When Nelson Mandela met the Spice Girls, he called them his “heroes.”
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11 thoughts on “50 happy facts to get you in the mood for life

  1. I burst out laughing quite a number of times when i read this. Oh my goodness.
    I will be sure to link to this so that my friends can come here to read this too.
    Thank you for this!!

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